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State Superintendant Zais visits KCSD

Pine Tree Hill and Jackson elementary schools, along with the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School, received a very special visitor Feb. 22. That was the day Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina's state superintendent of education toured the schools as part of a wider tour of schools across the state. Zais also spent time talking with the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Kevin Rhodes about school safety.

March 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


Parental input needed for accreditation process

As part of its upcoming accreditation process, the Kershaw County School District is seeking input from parents about each school's learning environment.

February 27, 2013 | | Education


School board focuses on alt. ed. plan

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working to change the way it approaches K-12 alternative education. In a continuous effort to increase graduation rates and help students succeed in life, district administrators and community members have come together to create an Alternative Education Plan to target students who do not learn well in the "typical" classroom setting.

February 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Powerful art

Faith, strength, endurance and 122 pounds.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD about to go through self-assessment

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is set to undergo a nine-month "self-assessment" process that will better prepare it for a three-day, peer-reviewed accreditation this fall. The district will be accredited by AdvancED, formed in 2006 through the consolidation of the widely-recognized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED requires the self-evaluation prior to the accreditation process.

February 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Students take part in honor band clinic at Limestone College

The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) band program had seven students selected to participate in the 6th Annual Limestone College Honor Band Clinic.

February 18, 2013 | | Education


KCSD’s Long is SCASA president

Thirty-six years of experience in South Carolina's education system has led Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Connie Long to the role of president of one of the largest professional organizations for educators in South Carolina.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD to offer GED transition program

A new pilot program may help students who are behind in earning high school credits pursue a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The program is the result of a team-up between the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC) and the district's Adult Education program.

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS students are ‘Upward Bound’

Thanks to a new partnership with Benedict College, Camden High School (CHS) students are creating a successful foundation for their college career. CHS recently became affiliated with Benedict's Upward Bound program which, according to its website, is committed to fostering the necessary academic and social skills to prepare students to compete in a global society.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sparkleberry Fair offers new KCSD scholarships

An annual Richland County tradition will begin benefitting schools in the West Wateree portion of Kershaw County this year.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


JES students, staff lead the way

A teacher's responsibility doesn't end with state-mandated curriculum. Character, morals, positive behavior and leadership skills are also key aspects of developing well-rounded and responsible adults. To better influence every area of their student's lives, Jackson Elementary School (JES) faculty and staff members have implemented The Leader in Me, a program developed by the late Stephen Covey, author of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

February 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD’s Wilson part of education funding reform effort

For years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson has said the way the state of South Carolina funds its public schools isn't working. Now, he's among a group of representatives from 16 school districts that has developed the S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax (SCJET) Act of 2013. It's an effort, Wilson said, to restructure education funding once again.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD crafting budget amidst ‘uncertainties’

As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) begins to prepare for crafting its 2013-2014 budget, the board will take a hard look at the legislation and funding mechanisms that will affect its budget.

January 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD receives new handicap buses

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is gearing up to use five new "much needed" handicap school buses in the coming weeks.

January 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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College and University News - June 24, 2016

Umeko Noél Favor, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Favor and Cleophis Favor, recently earned her master's degree in Social Work from Clark ...

June 24, 2016 | | Education


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


A musical gift

Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) President Desiree Allen (third from right) presents a check for $4,000 to North Central Area Schools Band Director Jonas ...

June 17, 2016 | | Education


Feature photos: Bulldog Jazz Collective

The Bulldog Jazz Collective has performed at several events this year, including the first Camden High School Hall of Fame dinner and the Hearts of ...

June 14, 2016 | | Education


CHS Paw Print Exemplary Service Award recipients

Camden High School (CHS) holds the Hearts of Gold program each year to recognize students who have performed at least two service projects for a ...

June 14, 2016 | | Education


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